Lions battle Greenwood in bi-district to finish season

ABILENE – The Vernon Lion baseball team played Midland Greenwood in a Class 4A bi-district game on Saturday, May 4. The Lions would close out their season as they fell to the Rangers 6-1.
The Lions were first on the scoreboard in the first inning and then Greenwood would respond by tying the game 1-1 and then take over the lead in the second inning.
Pitching for the Lions were Aston Durham for 3 innings with 4 hits, 2 runs and 1 strikeout. Tyler Reeves pitched for 3 innings with 7 hits, 4 runs and 1 strikeout.
Reeves also made the 1 run for the Lions along with 1 hit. Joseph Boone and Garrett Pierce each made 1 hit and Jacob Boatman had 1 RBI.
The original plan called for a “best of three” series with Game 1 to be played Friday night and then Games 2 and 3 (if necessary) on Saturday. However, rainy conditions on Friday forced the cancellation of Game 1 and then the scheduling of just one “winner take all” game Saturday.
Greenwood advanced to play Brownwood in the area round, a three-game series scheduled for Thursday and Friday in Abilene.
Head Coach Brady Whitaker said highlights of the 2019 Lions season included first place in the Southwest Invitational Baseball Tournament in Altus, Okla., finishing second place in district after being picked to finish fourth in the pre-season and winning 18 games after graduating 7 starters from the 2018 team. Whitaker, who finished his last season as head coach for the Lions, has an overall record for three seasons of 47-35-3 with season records of 18-8-1 for 2019 (bi-district finalist); 2018; 14-11-2, second in district and bi-district finalist; and 2017; 15-16, fourth in district, bi-district finalist.
VERNON 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 – 1
GREENWOOD 1 1 3 0 0 1 X – 6
2009 OFFENSIVE STATS
JAYCE PETERSON: GP 5, PA 7, AB 6, 1B 0, 2B 0, 3B 0, HR 0, RBI 1, R 0, HBP 0, ROE 2, BB 1, AVG .000, OBP .143;
JOSEPH BOONE: GP 27, PA 91, AB 79, 1B 21, 2B 9, 3B 2, HR 0, RBI 19, R 26, HBP 2, ROE 4, BB 10, AVG .405, OBP .484;
COOPER QUILLIN: GP 7, P 13, AB 10, H 4, 1B 4, 2B 0, 3B 0, HR 0, RBI 1, R 2, HBP 0, ROE 0, BB 1, AVG, .400, OBP .455;
LANDRY GONZALES: GP 24, PA 78, AB 62, H 15, 1B 15, 2B 0, 3B 0, HR 0, RBI 16, R 15, HBP 3, ROE 6, BB 10, AVG .242, OBP .373;
ASHTON DURHAM; GP 27, PA 94, AB 81, H 25, 1B 22, 2B 3, 3B 0, HR 0, RBI 19, R 13, HBP 0, ROE 6, BB 8, AVG .309, OBP .367; TYLER REEVES, GP 27, PA 106, AB 91, H 31, 1B 26, 2B 4, 3B 1, HR 0, RBI 13, R 23, HBP 4, ROE 7, BB 8, AVG .341, OBP .413;
KREED HOLLEY: GP 24, PA 76, AB 56, H 7, 1B 6, 2B 1, 3B 0, HR 0, RBI 5, R 9, HBP 10, ROE 8, BB 10, AVG .125, OBP .355;
JACOB BOATMAN, GP 27, PA 102, AB 92, H 31, 1B 26, 2B 4, 3B 0, HR 1, RBI 27, R 28, HBP 0, ROE 10, BB 9, AVG .337, OBP .396;
WADE WHATLEY: GP 21, PA 68, AB 59, H 10, 1B 9, 2B 1, 3B 0, HR 0, RBI 7, R 13, HBP 1, ROE 7, BB 8, AVG .169, OBP .279;
GARRETT PIERCE: GP 27, PA 99, AB 83, H 21, 1B 18, 2B 2, 3B 1, HR 0, RBI 14, R 18, HBP 5, ROE 5, BB 8, AVG .253, OBP .279;
JACE SMITHSON: GP 27, PA 85, AB 66, H 17, 1B 15, 2B 2, 3B 0, HR 0, RBI 11, R 16, HBP 2, ROE 4, BB 17, AVG .258, OBP .424;
MARC RODRIGUEZ: GP 11, PA 39, AB 32, H 11, 1B 8, 2B 1, 3B 2, HR 0, RBI 11, R 15, HBP 0, ROE 2, BB 7, AVG .344, OBP .462;
MILES HOPKINS: GP 3, PA 3, AB 3, H 1, 1B 1, 2B 0, 3B 0, HR 0, RBI 0, R 0, 03 1, BB 0, AVG .333, OBP .333.
2009 Pitching STATS
JOSEPH BOONE: IP 1.0, GP 3, GS 0, W 0, L 0, SV 0, SVO 0, BS 0, SV (PERCENTAGE) .000, H 2, R 2, ER 1, BB 0, S0 0, HBP 1, ERA 7.000, WHIP 2.000;
LANDRY GONZALES: IP 31.2, GP 13, GS 5, W 3, L 1, SV 2, SVO 2, BS 0, SV (PERCENTAGE) 1.000, H 25, R 16, ER 11, BB 10, S0 20, HBP 8, ERA 2.432, WHP 1.105;
ASHTON DURHAM: IP 51.2, GP 13, GS 12, W 7, L 2, SV 0, SVO 0, BS 0, SV (PERCENTAGE) .000, H 35, R 20, ER 18, BB 27, SP 52, HBP 8, ERA 2.439, WHIP 1.200; TYLER REEVES: IP 51.0, GP 14, GS 8, W 7, L 2, SV 0, SVO 1, BS 1, SV (PERCENTAGE) .000, H 49, R 29, ER 23, BB 18 S0 60, HBP 9, ERA 3.157, WHIP 1,314;
KREED HOLLEY: IP 3.2, GP 3, GS 0, GS 0, W 0, L 0, SV 0, SVO 0, BS 0, SV (PERCENTAGE) .000, H 7, R 6, ER 6, BB 5, SO 1, HBP 1, ERA 11.455, WHIP 3.273;
JACOB BOATMAN: IP 22.0, GP 10, GS 2, 2 1, L 3, SV 4, SVO 4, BS 0, SV (PERCENTAGE) 1.000, H 24, R 13, ER 10, BB 7, S0 17, HBP 1, ERA 3.182, WHIP 1.455;
GARRETT PIERCE: IP 1.0, GP 2, GS 0, W 0, L 0, SV 0, SVO 0, BS 0, SV (PERCENTAGE) .000, H 2, R 3, ER 3, BB 1, SO 0, HBP 0, ERA 21.000, WHIP 3.000;
MARC RODRIGUEZ: IP 1.0, GP 1, GS 0, W 0, L 0, SV 0, SVO 0, BS 0, SV (PERCENTAGE) .000, H 1, R 3, ER 1, BB 2, S0 0, HBP 0, ERA 7.000, WHIP 3.000.

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